Boston Bombings Thread

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    CNN, FOX and CBS are all reporting an arrest has been made. CNN says from video taken from Lord & Taylor department store near finish line.

    EDIT: NBC reporting no arrest.





    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/boston-blasts/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
     
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    Arrest Made in Boston

    Just happened. No story yet, but on frontpage of CNN:

    http://www.cnn.com/

    Crazy
     
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    Glad to hear this, will be interesting to see what the motivation actually was. Although I do hope that the media just reports on it once and doesn't put the person's face an message up on the front page of every news website for days.
     
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    NBC is now reporting that NO ARREST has been made.
     
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    Funny Stuff. Goes to show the sensationalist media at it's best.
     

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    Let speculation of his race begin now.. My guess is an extreme right-wing American/nutter rather than a proper organised terrorist group.
     
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    There are a lot of conflicting reports going around. CNN and the AP have both said an arrest was made.

    CNN has been the worst at reporting the past few months. They still have not redacted their report.
     
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    yeah, thinking it was domestic/lone wolf. But who knows. Is it connected to the letters? Why did he/she select their targets as so (pres, repub senator)
     
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    That's what passes for journalism these days. All of them are in a race to be first to report something regardless of whether they are right or not.
     
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    Reports now of 2 arrests made.

    Talk about great cover for when gun control fails a little later today.
     
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    I agree. I find it odd that they could find a suspect on a video and arrest him 12 hours later.
     
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    According to NBC no arrests and nobody in custody.
     
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    CNN is slowwwly backing off it's report...

    Egg in their face.

    Ha !
     
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    SUPPOSEDLY....video showed he (we'll just assume it was a he) was on his phone when the 2nd bag was dropped. Cross checking phone records from that time with purchases made for pressure cookers could narrow down the potential list of suspects fairly quick.
     
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    If that's true about the suspect being on the phone while he/she/it placed the bomb that person must be pretty stupid.
     
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    Boston PD confirming no arrest.... or so they want us to believe.:eek::p
     
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    CNN has now changed homepage to "conflicting reports on arrest"
     
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    It's sad that our 24 hour news cycle brings this to us. Not only are they "forced" to break the news as soon as possible, they have your attention such that they can retract what was said when they're wrong. Somebody needs to make a "day old news" website.
     
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    We have those, they are called newspapers.
     
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    Cable networks are in a race to get it on the air first. Quality newspapers try to get it right.

    The New York Times is taking a cautious approach, talking about video pointing to a specific person. The Washington Post cities an AP story saying that the suspect is in custody and an arrest is imminent.
     
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    Fox News jumped the gun on that as well. If it's Fox and CNN versus everyone else...
     
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    Amazingly MSNBC has shown the most restraint in this "breaking news".

    Kudos to them.
     
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    That is because they are getting fed from the NBC News department, had they been on their own they would have jumped the gun.
     
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    DOJ says no arrest.
     

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